Membership

Our membership is open to qualified and trainee sign language interpreters and translators (deaf and hearing) who identify as a person of colour. Membership is open to sign language interpreters and translators from across Europe.

 

We are a large group from diverse backgrounds, including a large number of people who identify as mixed heritage, which is what makes us unique and strong.

 

Our ethos as an organisation is to create and maintain a safe space for people who may have experienced life as the ‘other’, a member of an ethnic minority in a Western, White society, or as a product of the legacy of colonialism, slavery and race politics.

For all membership enquiries, please contact admin@interpretersofcolour.net

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IOCN counts over 100 members from across Europe - and growing!

Membership Categories

Full member


Fees UK full member: £96 full year / £43 half year
Overseas member: £43 full year / £25 half year Full membership is open to trainee and qualified interpreters and translators (deaf and hearing) from European countries who identify as a person of colour. Member benefits:

  • Listing on online directory
  • Access to a bookings group with dedicated bookings for interpreters of colour, as well as job notifications
  • Access to training and educational events, including a limited number of free CPD training
  • Access to research, publications and opportunities to contribute to research
  • Newsletter subscription (published quarterly)
  • Access to an international peer support network
  • Representing the organisation at regional, national and international level
  • Voting rights at AGM
  • Eligible to stand for election as a Board Member
  • Use of designatory letters MIOCN after name
  • Use of IOCN Member logo
  • Access to a wide range of interpreting and language resources
  • Access to online forums and the IOCN WhatsApp group
Joining as a Full Member
  1. For membership enquiries, please contact admin@interpretersofcolour.net
  2. A member of the Board of Directors will call you to ask about your motivations for joining and to explain more about the group
  3. You will then be sent a registration form to complete, the Members Handbook and asked to agree to the terms and conditions of membership
  4. You will then be able to access full member benefits




Agency/Organisation Supporter


Agency/Organisation Supporter membership is open to agencies and/or organisations who support the aims and objectives of the Interpreters of Colour Network. It allows agencies to post job bookings directly to IOCN members and access to the IOCN international pool of interpreters. Member benefits:

  • Advertise an unlimited number of job requests to the network, within your membership year
  • Newsletter subscription (published quarterly)
  • Priority access to the expertise and knowledge of IOCN members, including a limited number of consultation hours
Joining as an Agency/Organisation Supporter For membership enquiries, please contact admin@interpretersofcolour.net Fees: Dependent on turnover: £10,000,000+ turnover: £950 full year / £475 half year
£1,000,000+ turnover: £850 full year / £425 half year
£100,00+ turnover: £500 full year / £250 half year
£20,000+ turnover: £250 full year / £125 half year
£5,000+ turnover: £75 full year <£5,000 turnover: Free




Student member


Fees £43 full year / £25 half year Student membership is open to people of colour (both deaf and hearing) who are working towards interpreter and/or translator training from European countries. Student members must be enrolled on a recognised interpreting programme that leads to qualified status. Member benefits:

  • Listing on online directory
  • Access to training and educational events, including a limited number of free CPD training
  • Access to research, publications and opportunities to contribute to research
  • Newsletter subscription (published quarterly)
  • Access to an international peer support network
  • Voting rights at AGM
  • Access to a wide range of interpreting and language resources
  • Access to online forums and the IOCN WhatsApp group
Joining as a Student Member
  1. For membership enquiries, please contact admin@interpretersofcolour.net
  2. A member of the Board of Directors will call you to ask about your motivations for joining and to explain more about the group
  3. You will be sent a registration form, the Members Handbook and asked to agree to the terms and conditions of membership
  4. You will then be able to access student member benefits